A24 Drops Very Odd ‘The Lighthouse’ Trailer
It’s a great time for film right now. Nine years ago, The Artist took home the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was highly praised for capturing an era in film that is no longer in existence. Done so well, it has led others to believe they can do the same, and in a round-about way, Robert Eggers is doing so.
“How long have we been on this rock? Five weeks? Two days? Help me to recollect,” Willem Dafoe’s character asks Robert Pattinson’s. That line alone confirms that The Lighthouse is nothing like The Artist in terms of plot, with Eggers new film serving as an ode to the Hitchcock era as well as the famed director himself.
Eggers, also known for directing The Witch, is putting Dafoe and Pattinson into a story where they spend their time alone, maintaining a lighthouse. That alone is enough to build a world of suspense and mental confusion, but throwing back the film style, much like The Artist did, should really set the stage. The film’s black-and-white, 4:3 framing, and grainy look is definitely increasing interest across the internet, including right here at Project-Nerd.
The Lighthouse had its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival in May, will also screen at Toronto International Film Festival in September. But this is the first time the trailer has been released online.
The Lighthouse is due out in theaters October 18th.
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